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Mewse and Searle are maximum men! Maxxis British Motocross Championships Round 4 – Race Report and Results
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Mewse and Searle are maximum men! Maxxis British Motocross Championships Round 4 – Race Report and Results

by adminJune 25, 2018

It was double wins all round at Desertmartin on Sunday as the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean touched down in Northern Ireland.

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Wild card rider Tommy Searle (Bike It DRT Kawasaki) went 1-1 in the MX1 class and Conrad Mewse (Hitachi ASA KTM UK) followed suit in MX2 while Mike Kras (GL12 Racing KTM) remained unbeaten all day in the British Two-Stroke Championship.

Searle, who’s now planning on racing the remaining rounds, topped qualification by 0.76 and then streaked to back-to-back wins in the two 25-minute plus two lap motos.

“I’m feeling a lot better but it’s taken a little time,” said Searle, who broke his collarbone in mid-March. “I raced the last round at Blaxhall but I was still coming back from injury so today I was fastest in qualifying and won both races – it’s nice to be back at the top where I feel I belong.”

His winning margin in the first moto was just under two seconds from defending champion and home hero Graeme Irwin (Hitachi ASA KTM UK). Jake Nicholls (Buildbase Honda) – who was on a four-race win-streak heading into Desertmartin – was third after a crash ahead of Elliott Banks-Browne (Geartec Husqvarna) and Russia’s Evgeny Bobryshev (Lombard Express Suzuki with PAR Homes).

In race two Searle stretched his advantage out to over six-and-a-half seconds ahead of Italian Ivo Monticelli (iFly JK Yamaha) with Bobryshev a further 10 seconds behind chased by Irwin and Nicholls.

In the championship it’s still Nicholls on top on 176 points with his lead unchanged at 19 after tying with Bobryshev who sits second in the standings. Irwin, who was second on the day ahead of Monticelli, holds third 10 points behind Bobryshev.

Mewse was in sensational form, topping MX2 qualification comfortably before winning the opening moto from local star Martin Barr (REVO Husqvarna UK) by over 35 seconds. The Irishman’s team-mate Mel Pocock was third from Josh Gilbert (Buildbase Honda) and Josh Spinks (M Smith KTM).

In race two Mewse crossed the line 40 seconds ahead of second-placed Gilbert. Spinks booked his place on the podium with a hard-fought third from Liam Knight (Pope KTM) and Pocock.

“It was a good weekend for me and we won both races by quite a big margin,” said Mewse. “It was fast. When I walked the track I thought it was going to be wide-open but it surprised me. It got really rough and rutty and turned out to be amazing – the last race called for a lot of technique to be able to ride the track properly.”

In the championship Mewse now leads on 188 points from Gilbert on 157 and Pocock on 142.

Defending B2S champion Kras also dominated with two comfortable wins ahead of Italian Manuel Iacopi (iFly JK Yamaha) and Ash Wilde (RMJ Husqvarna UK).

“Today was one of those better days,” said the Dutchman. “It’s a really nice place to ride and after taking pole in timed practice I really looked forward to racing. After taking both holeshots I could push for good lap times and pull away from the rest to run 1-1.”

With one round to go Kras leads Wilde by 19 points with James Dunn (GL12 Racing KTM) and John Adamson (KTM) tied for third another 36 points off the pace.

Results

MX1

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2
1 100 Tommy Searle 50 25 25
2 1 Graeme Irwin 40 22 18
3 128 Ivo Monticelli 37 15 22
4 777 Evgeny Bobryshev 36 16 20
5 45 Jake Nicholls 36 20 16
6 37 Gert Krestinov 27 12 15
7 95 Daniel Thornhill 27 13 14
8 119 Ryan Houghton 27 14 13
9 25 Jamie Law 22 10 12
10 44 Elliott Banks-Browne 18 18 –
11 295 Ross Rutherford 17 8 9
12 360 Nathan Dixon 16 5 11
13 33 Ashley Greedy 14 6 8
14 63 Jordan Divall 14 7 7
15 6 Carlton Husband 12 11 1
16 111 Eythor Reynisson 10 – 10
17 157 Richard Bird 10 4 6
18 57 Tony Craig 9 9 –
19 17 Luke Smith 7 2 5
20 11 Matt Burrows 5 3 2
21 301 Shaun Southgate 4 – 4
22 49 Luke Parker 4 1 3

MX2

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2
1 426 Conrad Mewse 50 25 25
2 3 Joshua Gilbert 40 18 22
3 180 Josh Spinks 36 16 20
4 119 Mel Pocock 36 20 16
5 134 Liam Knight 32 14 18
6 98 Todd Kellett 26 12 14
7 714 Brad Todd 26 15 11
8 50 Martin Barr 26 22 4
9 148 Michael Eccles 21 6 15
10 10 Michael Ellis 19 11 8
11 41 Alexander Brown 18 5 13
12 110 Jason Meara 18 8 10
13 331 Jordan Eccles 15 3 12
14 31 Robbie Dowson 15 10 5
15 66 Lewis Tombs 13 13 –
16 337 Glenn McCormick 13 4 9
17 184 James Carpenter 10 9 1
18 575 Taylor Hammal 8 1 7
19 2 Chubbie Hammond 7 7 –
20 19 Thomas Neal 6 – 6
21 38 Gavin Stevenson 3 – 3
22 303 Jake Millward 2 2 –
23 115 Ashton-Lee Dickinson 2 – 2

British 2 Stroke

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2
1 55 Mike Kras 50 25 25
2 371 Manuel Iacopi 44 22 22
3 704 Ashley Wilde 40 20 20
4 49 John Adamson 34 18 16
5 293 Ryan McLean 33 15 18
6 155 Jack Brunell 30 16 14
7 63 Oliver Benton 29 14 15
8 131 Henry Siddiqui 26 13 13
9 200 Philip Mercer 22 10 12
10 54 Corey Hockey 22 11 11
11 98 Ty Kellett 19 9 10
12 115 Olly Jones 16 7 9
13 28 John Robson 16 8 8
14 2 James Dunn 12 12 –
15 626 Lindsay Newell 12 5 7
16 10 Ben Kennedy 9 3 6
17 52 Matthew Fry 9 4 5
18 16 Darren Bradford 6 6 –
19 77 Luke Oldfield 6 2 4
20 400 Paul Laverty 4 1 3
21 71 Jacob Grossman 2 – 2
22 117 Jonathan Purdy 1 – 1